Your Safety Is Our #1 Priority
We are pleased to welcome all patients to our practice. While many things have changed recently, one thing remains the same — our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. Our office protocols meet or exceed the infection control guidelines and recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Here are 10 things we’re doing to make sure that you are safe:
We know you might be wondering if it’s safe to visit our practice. While many things have changed recently, one thing remains the same — our commitment to your safety!
1. We screen every patient with an oral and written health questionnaire prior to every appointment.
2. We take each patient as well as each staff member's temperature upon entering the office and they are sent home or rescheduled when appropriate.
3. We keep our appointments spaced apart to limit your interaction with other patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
4. We enforce social distancing wherever possible. To reduce the number of people in the reception area, we ask for family members or drivers to remain in the car during your visit.
6. We require ALL patients and staff to wear appropriate face coverings in public areas.
7. We utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety protocols whenever possible to decrease your potential exposure to infectious agents. Our office protocols meet or exceed the guidelines of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
8. We employ effective infection control procedures, such as autoclaving, to thoroughly clean and sanitize our hand- pieces and instruments after every use.
9. We clean and disinfect public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, counters, and bathrooms. As a precaution, we ask each patient to use the hand sanitizing station upon entering the reception area.
10. We’ve removed magazines, reading materials, and other items that are difficult to disinfect after being touched.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
Please feel free to ask questions about the items in the above list or about any other concerns you may have regarding the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 704-365-0123.